PEGACDA71V1 Certified DCO Architect V7.1 Practice Exam Set 2

Using Scrum, when should Project Sizing first be accomplished?


Options are :

  • During Release Implementation
  • During Enterprise Planning
  • During Vision Definition
  • During ProjectInitiation (Correct)
  • During Release Retrospective

Answer : During ProjectInitiation

PEGACSA-v6-2 PEGA SYSTEM Certified System Architect CSA Test Set 3

An iterative implementation methodology allows for:


Options are :

  • teams able to quickly add requirements
  • teams able to work collaboratively
  • more frequent changes in project scope
  • the frequent release of smaller, operational releases (Correct)

Answer : the frequent release of smaller, operational releases

PEGACSSA-V6-2 Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Exam Set 4

All DCO sessions, regardless of the type, follow the same basic pattern: Review, Elaborate, Playback. If the prototype of one or more specifications is not approved in the Playback stage, what should the development team do?


Options are :

  • Return to the Elaborate stage and incorporate the feedback, then conduct another Playback. (Correct)
  • Add the issues as parking lot items to be completed before UAT.
  • Make the necessary changes, and seek approval during the Playback.
  • Schedule a new DCO Session and begin the pattern of Review, Elaborate and Playback again.

Answer : Return to the Elaborate stage and incorporate the feedback, then conduct another Playback.

PEGACSA-v6-2 PEGA SYSTEM Certified System Architect CSA Test Set 9

When staffing a project, core members should include: (Choose two.)

A. a lead business architect

B. an independent auditor

C. a database systems administrator

D. a user experience (UX) architect

E. a certified Java programmer


Options are :

  • C,D
  • A,B
  • C,A
  • A,D (Correct)
  • E,B

Answer : A,D

During Project Initiation, what benefit does a walk-through of the current process provide?


Options are :

  • A walk-through allows for establishing project milestones.
  • A walk-through allows for identifying opportunities for process improvement.
  • A walk-through allows for identifying the types of resources needed on the project. (Correct)
  • A walk-through allows for a better understanding of the budget needed for the project.

Answer : A walk-through allows for identifying the types of resources needed on the project.

In what stage of a Prep and Review style DCO session is a focused demonstration of the draft flows and UIs presented to the business for discussion and approval?


Options are :

  • Session
  • Post
  • Approvals (Correct)
  • Playback

Answer : Approvals

PEGACSSA-V6-2 Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Exam Set 5

Select the items that should be part of the project status report? (Choose three.)

A. Change control requests

B. Review of detailed project plan

C. Product demonstrations

D. Challenges or risks that might impact the project

E. Key decisions made that affect the project

F. Key achievements since the last report.


Options are :

  • C,D,E
  • D,E,F (Correct)
  • A,B,C
  • F,A,B
  • B,C,D
  • E,F,A

Answer : D,E,F

Select the role that typically has decision authority in a DCO session.


Options are :

  • Moderator
  • Process Owner or Subject Matter Expert (Correct)
  • Business Architect
  • Testing Representative
  • System Architect

Answer : Process Owner or Subject Matter Expert

In a DCO session, which role is typically responsible for deriving test cases from the requirements?


Options are :

  • QA Representative
  • Moderator
  • Business Architect (Correct)
  • Process Owner
  • System Architect

Answer : Business Architect

PEGACSSA-V6-2 Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Exam Set 1

In preparing for DCO sessions, a best practice is to make sure that:


Options are :

  • each core participant is represented and can be present in each session (Correct)
  • a majority of the core participants are represented and can be present in a majority of the sessions
  • a majority of the core participants are represented and can be present in each session
  • each core participant is represented and can be present in a majority of the sessions

Answer : each core participant is represented and can be present in each session

In a Prep and Review style DCO session, when should the scope of the review be limited to only those feedback items captured in a previous session?


Options are :

  • All specifications should be reviewed until the Approvals stage to help the business users maintain context. (Correct)
  • Feedback items should always be moved to a separate DCO session.
  • Feedback items should only be reviewed in the Playback stage.
  • Feedback items should be reviewed in either the Post or Playback stage, whichever is most convenient.

Answer : All specifications should be reviewed until the Approvals stage to help the business users maintain context.

At any one time, the number of unresolved issues (Parking Lot items) from the DCO sessions should be:


Options are :

  • less than 15 items
  • less than 5 items
  • any number depending on the complexity of the project
  • between 5 to 10 items (Correct)

Answer : between 5 to 10 items

PEGACSSA-V6-2 Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Exam Set 2

All DCO sessions, regardless of the type, follow the same basic pattern: Review, Elaborate, Playback. If the prototype of one or more specifications is not approved in the Playback stage, what should the development team do?


Options are :

  • Return to the Elaborate stage and incorporate the feedback, then conduct another Playback. (Correct)
  • Add the issues as parking lot items to be completed before UAT.
  • Make the necessary changes, and seek approval during the Playback.
  • Schedule a new DCO Session and begin the pattern of Review, Elaborate and Playback again.

Answer : Return to the Elaborate stage and incorporate the feedback, then conduct another Playback.

PEGACSSA-v6-2 Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Exam Set 5

When staffing a project, core members should include: (Choose two.)

A. a lead business architect

B. an independent auditor

C. a database systems administrator

D. a user experience (UX) architect

E. a certified Java programmer


Options are :

  • C,D
  • A,B
  • C,A
  • A,D (Correct)
  • E,B

Answer : A,D

During Project Initiation, what benefit does a walk-through of the current process provide?


Options are :

  • A walk-through allows for establishing project milestones.
  • A walk-through allows for identifying opportunities for process improvement.
  • A walk-through allows for identifying the types of resources needed on the project. (Correct)
  • A walk-through allows for a better understanding of the budget needed for the project.

Answer : A walk-through allows for identifying the types of resources needed on the project.

In what stage of a Prep and Review style DCO session is a focused demonstration of the draft flows and UIs presented to the business for discussion and approval?


Options are :

  • Session
  • Post
  • Approvals (Correct)
  • Playback

Answer : Approvals

PEGACSSA-V6-2 Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Exam Set 5

Select the items that should be part of the project status report? (Choose three.)

A. Change control requests

B. Review of detailed project plan

C. Product demonstrations

D. Challenges or risks that might impact the project

E. Key decisions made that affect the project

F. Key achievements since the last report.


Options are :

  • C,D,E
  • D,E,F (Correct)
  • A,B,C
  • F,A,B
  • B,C,D
  • E,F,A

Answer : D,E,F

Select the role that typically has decision authority in a DCO session.


Options are :

  • Moderator
  • Process Owner or Subject Matter Expert (Correct)
  • Business Architect
  • Testing Representative
  • System Architect

Answer : Process Owner or Subject Matter Expert

In a DCO session, which role is typically responsible for deriving test cases from the requirements?


Options are :

  • QA Representative
  • Moderator
  • Business Architect (Correct)
  • Process Owner
  • System Architect

Answer : Business Architect

PEGACSSA-V6-2 Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Exam Set 3

In preparing for DCO sessions, a best practice is to make sure that:


Options are :

  • each core participant is represented and can be present in each session (Correct)
  • a majority of the core participants are represented and can be present in a majority of the sessions
  • a majority of the core participants are represented and can be present in each session
  • each core participant is represented and can be present in a majority of the sessions

Answer : each core participant is represented and can be present in each session

In a Prep and Review style DCO session, when should the scope of the review be limited to only those feedback items captured in a previous session?


Options are :

  • All specifications should be reviewed until the Approvals stage to help the business users maintain context. (Correct)
  • Feedback items should always be moved to a separate DCO session.
  • Feedback items should only be reviewed in the Playback stage.
  • Feedback items should be reviewed in either the Post or Playback stage, whichever is most convenient.

Answer : All specifications should be reviewed until the Approvals stage to help the business users maintain context.

At any one time, the number of unresolved issues (Parking Lot items) from the DCO sessions should be:


Options are :

  • less than 15 items
  • less than 5 items
  • any number depending on the complexity of the project
  • between 5 to 10 items (Correct)

Answer : between 5 to 10 items

PEGACSSA-v6-2 Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Exam Set 5

Select the most accurate characteristics of the Application Document settings.


Options are :

  • It may only be reused.
  • It may be saved and reused. (Correct)
  • It may only be saved.
  • It may not be saved and reused.

Answer : It may be saved and reused.

PEGACSSA-v6-2 Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Exam Set 4

Read the following passage and then identify the role that is being described. This role is associated with the Program and Project Management category, and is filled by a representative of the business. The incumbent in the role commissions others to deliver solutions and champions causes throughout the project lifecycle. The role is typically filled by a senior staff member with a relevant area of responsibility that will be affected by the outcome of the project. The incumbent should be involved from the start, including assisting to define the project, and ensures the project is actively reviewed.


Options are :

  • Technical Engagement Lead
  • Project Sponsor (Correct)
  • Project Manager
  • Project Owner
  • Lead Business Architect

Answer : Project Sponsor

The Application Profile document contains: (Choose two.)

A. the foundational design of the complete application

B. a diagram of the data model

C. wireframe drawings of the user interfaces

D. the details of selected specifications

E. all of the business objectives


Options are :

  • E,A
  • A,B
  • C,D
  • B,C
  • D,E (Correct)

Answer : D,E

Typically, how many DCO sessions are needed before construction tasks can be identified and executed?



Options are :

  • As many sessions as necessary
  • 1 to 3 sessions, but never more (Correct)
  • typically 7 to 10 sessions
  • 4 to 6 sessions, but never more

Answer : 1 to 3 sessions, but never more

PEGACSA-v6-2 PEGA SYSTEM Certified System Architect CSA Test Set 6

Which of the following is NOT a reason why issues related to specifications are tracked in an issue tracking system?


Options are :

  • It gives the Business Analysts a tool from which to analyze the artifacts they generate making it easier to determine trends and create a continuous improvement process to get better quality results. (Correct)
  • It gives the Lead Systems Architects a useful mechanism for evaluating more effective configuration management approaches and the Build Engineer an improved approach for listing rule revisions made by System Architects.
  • It gives the developer a place to log issues when they are encountered; this helps to facilitate better communication, especially with offshore or off-site resources.
  • It is a best practice to separate out Specifications/Requirements issues from coding issues because they involve different categories of resources.

Answer : It gives the Business Analysts a tool from which to analyze the artifacts they generate making it easier to determine trends and create a continuous improvement process to get better quality results.

When allocating resources for an Agile-based project, the project includes six system architects. During the first three sprints, each system architect is allocated 50% to the project, and each is estimated to be half as productive as a fully-trained system architect. What is the number of architects you should enter in the Sizing tool for the first three sprints?


Options are :

  • 3.5 fully trained system architects.
  • 6 fully allocated system architects.
  • 3 fully allocated system architects.
  • 1.5 fully allocated system architects. (Correct)

Answer : 1.5 fully allocated system architects.

The Project Sizing spreadsheet allows changing the complexity of:


Options are :

  • objectives (Correct)
  • requirements
  • specification
  • application

Answer : objectives

PEGACSSA-V6-2 Certified Senior System Architect (CSSA) Exam Set 5

When conducting a Real-Time Capture DCO session, drafts of the flows and UIs are _________________.


Options are :

  • created in Pega 7 during the DCO session (Correct)
  • drawn on a whiteboard during the DCO session
  • drawn on a whiteboard before the DCO session begins
  • created in Pega 7 after the DCO session ends

Answer : created in Pega 7 during the DCO session

Which one of the following best describes the program roadmap?


Options are :

  • Organizes a program into projects, and then further organizes the projects by releases.
  • Organizes a program into specifications, and then further organizes the specifications by project. (Correct)
  • Organizes a program into specifications, and then further organizes the specifications by releases.
  • Organizes a program into releases, and then further organizes the releases by projects.

Answer : Organizes a program into specifications, and then further organizes the specifications by project.

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